Colour blocking is probably one of my favourite trends to follow. There are so many ways to be creative and playing with colour is so fun! It is a very simple yet high impact technique used to elevate your look and contrast your outfit. Colour blocking was very popular in the 1960s, and it re-emerged in the 1980s. This trend has been going strong for many years and today I am going to show you three ways you can colour block in 2019.
Defining Your Waist
One of the things I love to emphasize the most when it comes to dressing your body is being able to define your waist. The best way to work around that is to use colour blocking to your advantage. When you dress in garments with neutral colours such as black, white, grey, brown, and navy it is easy to grab something simple such as a coloured belt and sinch it at the waist. As you can see in the video below I took a simple navy blue midi dress and added a bright coloured belt. This allowed me to highlight the waist by placing bright colour there. It makes your look feel more fun and feminine.
Mix & Match Monochrome
Mixing and matching in a monochrome effects means using one colour and presented in different values and intensities. For example, if you wanted to dress yourself head to toe in all pink but choosing different hues of pink in each garment, that would be considered a monochrome outfit. This is the easiest way to colour block if you are hesitant about mixing different colours together. I love using different shades of one colour to colour block in one outfit. It is a very modern way to incorporate depth and colour into your outfit. I find mixing and matching different colours within the same family easier to work with if you are hesitant as to which colour work well together. For example red, orange, and pink are one family of colours that are great to mix and match with. Blue, green, and yellow are also a great family of colours to play around with. If you really wanted to get creative mixing the two different family of colours would really give your look the dramatic colour blocking effect everyone loves!
1 Neutral Piece & 1 Colour Piece
The easiest way to enter a new trend is to slowly introduce them into it. By grabbing a garment of neutral colours such as white, black, grey, or beige and having your other piece be a colourful one this is a great place to start colour blocking. Now remember, just like any trend, we want to use them towards our advantage. Not only do I mean in the stylish and trendy aspect but also the way the garment looks and fits on your body. The one thing I love about this aspect of colour blocking if that you are able to use colourful pieces to accentuate and show off the beautiful aspects of your body. If you have great legs, throw on a bright pair of red pants. If you have beautiful arms, throw on a colourful blouse. Now with the neutral piece, this is a great way to hide the parts of our bodies we may feel insecure about. Colour blocking with a neutral and colourful piece is a win-win situation and you will look fabulous!